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Exhibition Detail
Mark Bradford
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210


November 19th, 2010 - March 13th, 2011
 
Scorched Earth, Mark BradfordMark Bradford, Scorched Earth, 2006
© Photo: Bruce M. White/ Courtesy MCA Chicago
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"It’s about…tracing the ghost of cities past. It’s the pulling off of a layer and finding another underneath." - Mark Bradford

Through his collaged paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations, Mark Bradford explores issues of class, race, and gender in American urban society. An archeologist of his own environment, Los Angeles, Bradford uses found materials—peeling movie posters, hand-lettered “FOR SALE” signs, endpapers used to perm black hair, salvaged plywood—which he layers, embellishes, erodes, and reconstitutes into abstract compositions.

The first survey exhibition of the artist’s work, Mark Bradford includes painting, sculpture, installation, and video from 1997 to 2010, and several new works. Mark Bradford is a touring exhibition organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University.


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